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Tissue Immmunoflorescence-IgA Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code UCSF
Performed by IF Lab
Method Indirect Immmunoflorescence
Collection Instructions Samples should be received by the laboratory by Wednesday for next Monday signout.
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 2 mL serum
Min. Volume 1 mL serum
Processing notes Send sample and completed dermatopathology requisition to: UCSF Dermatopathology office, Mount Zion Campus
1701 Divisadero St. 3rd floor Room 350, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Units Titer
Normal range Negative Titer < 1:10
Stability Sample is stable at RT.
Turn around times Test performed Monday. Turn-around time: 5-10 days
Additional information Identifies the presence of serum antibodies against intercellular substance in squamous epithelium (pemphigus vulgaris) or basement membrane (bullous pemphigoid). Nuclear staining may be seen from sera of patients with systemic lupus or other connective tissue disorders. Antibodies are typically present during active disease. If positive it is advisable to perform direct immunofluorescent testing on biopsies of skin lesions. A two-fold drop in titer is indicative of effective therapy.

For questions contact the UCSF Immunofluorescence Lab at 353-7546.
Last Updated 6/16/2008 3:05:01 PM
Entry Number 926

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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